Fenerbahce confirmed Veselý’s departure, the Czech basketball player is heading to Barcelona

Updates: 21.06.2022 17:20

Istanbul – Fenerbahce Istanbul has officially announced the departure of basketball player Jan Veselý, who spent eight years at the club. The Czech pivot is headed to Barcelona, ​​where it should sign a three-year contract. In the Catalan team, he seems to meet Tomáš Satoranský, who is to return to his former post after six years from the NBA.

“I had the opportunity to talk to Jan. I know what the club did and what offer he made to him (to keep him). It is the decision of Jan and his family. Fenerbahce is grateful for his contribution, which has brought success and fame to the club.” said new Fenerbahce coach Dimitris Itudis at today’s press conference.

Veselý said goodbye to the team a week ago by winning the fourth Turkish title. The Istanbul team, in thanks on their website, described it as one of the symbols of Fenerbahce, who entered the history of the club in golden letters. “He told us that he wanted to embark on another adventure in his career. We would like to thank him for his contribution. He has left an indelible mark on the history of our club,” the club said in a statement. web.

The 32-year-old native of Ostrava came to Turkey in 2014 after three seasons in the NBA, where he did not make his way. In 2017, Veselý and Fenerbahce won the European League and two years later he was declared the most useful player in the competition. He made it to the Final Four five times with the team.

Source: České noviny – sport by www.ceskenoviny.cz.

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